We envision a world in which all individuals realize their full potential and act on their capacity to create positive change in themselves and in their communities. We believe that collaboration, innovation, inclusion, celebration, and integrity are integral to our process. We partner with individuals, organizations, and entire communities, knowing that we, too, will be changed in the process. Our work is deeply rooted in the unique needs of the communities we serve, and emerges directly from the initiative of local changemakers. Through continual evaluation, our work evolves to be more effective as we piece together a better world.
We are founded on the principle that being rooted in our own local community is essential to the work of piecing together a better world. Our work along the Front Range of Colorado has taken us from strengthening women’s voices to youth participatory action, from bringing a social justice lens to climate action to supporting our immigrant community and co-forming an indigenous rights movement. Just as in the global communities where we work, we do not enter as experts. Rather, here at home we continue to accompany changemakers and offer our resources and our solidarity.
In Guatemala our Philanthropiece Scholars program focuses on building the capacity of Mayan changemakers and cultivating their entrepreneurial endeavors for the social, economic, and environmental development of one of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.
We believe that when people have access to appropriate financial education and services they are able to envision and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.